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Title: Production Facility Prototype Blower 1000 Hour Test Results II

Abstract

Long duration tests of the Aerzen GM 12.4 roots style blower in a closed loop configuration provides valuable data and lessons learned for long-term operation at the Mo-99 production facility. The blower was operated in a closed loop configuration with the flow conditions anticipated in plant operation with a Mo-100 target inline. The additional thermal energy generated from beam heating of the Mo-100 disks were not included in these tests. Five 1000 hour tests have been completed since the first test was performed in January of 2016. All five 1000 hour tests have proven successful in exposing preventable issues related to oil and helium leaks. All blower tests to this date have resulted in stable blower performance and consistency. A summary of the results for each test, including a review of the first and second tests, are included in this report.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1416274
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-20146
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Wass, Alexander Joseph, Woloshun, Keith Albert, Dale, Gregory E., Dalmas, Dale Allen, and Romero, Frank Patrick. Production Facility Prototype Blower 1000 Hour Test Results II. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1416274.
Wass, Alexander Joseph, Woloshun, Keith Albert, Dale, Gregory E., Dalmas, Dale Allen, & Romero, Frank Patrick. Production Facility Prototype Blower 1000 Hour Test Results II. United States. doi:10.2172/1416274.
Wass, Alexander Joseph, Woloshun, Keith Albert, Dale, Gregory E., Dalmas, Dale Allen, and Romero, Frank Patrick. Mon . "Production Facility Prototype Blower 1000 Hour Test Results II". United States. doi:10.2172/1416274. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1416274.
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author = {Wass, Alexander Joseph and Woloshun, Keith Albert and Dale, Gregory E. and Dalmas, Dale Allen and Romero, Frank Patrick},
abstractNote = {Long duration tests of the Aerzen GM 12.4 roots style blower in a closed loop configuration provides valuable data and lessons learned for long-term operation at the Mo-99 production facility. The blower was operated in a closed loop configuration with the flow conditions anticipated in plant operation with a Mo-100 target inline. The additional thermal energy generated from beam heating of the Mo-100 disks were not included in these tests. Five 1000 hour tests have been completed since the first test was performed in January of 2016. All five 1000 hour tests have proven successful in exposing preventable issues related to oil and helium leaks. All blower tests to this date have resulted in stable blower performance and consistency. A summary of the results for each test, including a review of the first and second tests, are included in this report.},
doi = {10.2172/1416274},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 08 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Mon Jan 08 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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